ConnectOne Bank Welcomes Tara Fordham

ConnectOne Bank (“ConnectOne”), the wholly-owned depository subsidiary of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNOB), announced the addition of Tara Fordham as Vice President, Business Development Officer.

Tara Fordham

Fordham will propel the expansion of ConnectOne in the Hamptons and oversee the opening of its retail office in East Hampton this summer. With over 25 years of experience in banking on the East End, Fordham‘s personal relationships and skills will further ConnectOne’s commitment to the Long Island community. Home to a strong small business market,

ConnectOne’s relationship banking focus, coupled with Fordham’s deep roots in the community, will provide an unparalleled experience to the businesses in East Hampton.

“ConnectOne’s client-focused culture, combined with its community focus, reflect the standard of banking that the Hamptons market has come to know,” said Fordam “I am thrilled to join a team whose values I align with and continue to serve the East End with a best-in-class banking experience.”

This appointment comes on the heels of the hiring of Long Island Market President, Kevin Santacroce, and further solidifies ConnectOne’s presence on Long Island which also includes existing offices in East Hampton and Melville, and a new location opening in Ronkonkoma.

“We are delighted to have Tara Fordham on the ConnectOne team,” said ConnectOne Bank President, Elizabeth Magennis. “Her deep roots in the Long Island community and years of experience in the market, support the growth of ConnectOne’s people-first business model. Suffolk County is home to a strong small business market that will benefit from Tara’s experience and the relationship banking that ConnectOne provides.”

About ConnectOne Bank: ConnectOne Bank, a subsidiary of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNOB) is a leading commercial bank with total assets nearing $10 Billion.  ConnectOne offers a full suite of banking and lending services to commercial, small business and consumer clients.  Founded by an entrepreneur, ConnectOne combines leading digital solutions with high-level service to offer an unparalleled experience to its clients.

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